Wind Turbine Technician Salary

Wind Turbine Technicians in the United States are largely men, earning an average of $20.22 per hour. Experience level and the company each impact pay for this group, with the former having the largest influence. Job satisfaction is high and work is enjoyable for most Wind Turbine Technicians. A large number report receiving medical coverage from their employers and a fair number collect dental insurance. Participants in PayScale's salary questionnaire provided the particulars of this report.

$35,556 - $66,085

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$16.19 - $25.95

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National Salary Data (?
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$0$24K$48K$72K
Salary
$35,556 - $66,085  
   
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,952  
Total Pay (?
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$36,228 - $70,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 71
National Hourly Rate Data (?
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$0$13$26$39
Hourly Rate
$16.19 - $25.95  
   
Overtime
$22.51 - $38.50  
National Annualized Data (?
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$0$26K$52K$78K
Bonus
$0.00 - $4,952  
   
Total Pay (?
XTotal Pay combines base annual salary or hourly wage, bonuses, profit sharing, tips, commissions, overtime pay and other forms of cash earnings, as applicable for this job. It does not include equity (stock) compensation, cash value of retirement benefits, or the value of other non-cash benefits (e.g. healthcare).
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$36,228 - $70,962  
Country: United States | Currency: USD | Updated: 18 Jul 2015 | Individuals Reporting: 227
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Job Description for Wind Turbine Technician

Since many large corporations and small venture companies are focusing on renewable energy sources, wind turbine technicians have a great work outlook for the coming years. They identify, inspect, maintain, and repair wind turbines for quality control. Their goal is to keep maintenance costs low and quality high. Wind turbine technicians assist with the installation of new systems and keep proper documentation of all repairs.

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Wind Turbine Technician Tasks

  • Write timely and concise reports regarding inspections to insure proper steps are taken to remedy any deficiencies.
  • Conduct quality control inspections on repairs and maintenance functions provided by maintenance or repair sub-contractors.
  • Diagnosis and repair wind turbines as directed by site supervisor and prepare and maintain proper documentation to support the repairs, to include parts usage and time worked.
  • Interact with onsite maintenance sub-contractor’s employees and provide guidance and training when applicable.

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Popular Employer Salaries for Wind Turbine Technician


NextEra Energy, Inc. leads the field in terms of pay, with a median salary of $58K.


Wind Turbine Technicians note just a narrow range of job skills. Industrial Hydraulics and Electronic Troubleshooting are considered valuable skills and can increase employee pay by 6 percent and 6 percent, respectively. Experience with Electronic Troubleshooting is often linked with knowledge of Industrial Hydraulics.

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Experience Affects Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Experienced
up arrow 43%

Mid-Career
up arrow 10%

National Average
$48,000

Entry-Level
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Skills That Affect Wind Turbine Technician Salaries

Electronic Troubleshooting
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National Average
$48,000

Job Satisfaction

Highly satisfied
Rated 4 out of 5
based on 43 votes.

Gender

Female
2 %
Male
98 %

Years of Experience

Less than 1 year
10%
1-4 years
67%
5-9 years
17%
10-19 years
5%
20 years or more
1%

Common Health Benefits

medical benefits Medical: 87% dental benefits Dental: 78%
vision benefits Vision: 70% employee benefits None: 11%
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